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The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors and rising seniors, primarily from historically underrepresented groups, for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service. There is an array of opportunities under the fellowship which span a period of development from the junior year of college to beyond the completion of a graduate degree. Benefits include full tuition to attend the PPIA Junior Summer Institute plus a $1,000 stipend and a minimum of $5,000 toward graduate school tuition. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum amount, and are eligible for paid internships and other professional development opportunities. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, must have completed junior year of college by the start of the Junior Summer Institute (JSI), have at least one full semester or two quarters of coursework remaining before graduation, must not have attained a bachelor’s degree prior to start of the Junior Summer Institute, must be committed to completing a master’s degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA consortium graduate schools, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofit, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs. Financial need is given consideration. All academic majors are welcome to apply. The application deadline is in early November. Please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 for the dates and times of information sessions and to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor if you are interested in applying for this fellowship.

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The Rangel Program awards up to twenty (20) fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. Rangel Fellows are expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communication) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer, embarking on one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. Rangel Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working for a Member of Congress in Washington, D.C., will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second will be an overseas internship in a U.S. Embassy that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study. Fellows will receive mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during their early employment at the State Department. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study. Only U.S. citizens will be considered as applicants. Applicants must be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree by June and must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall for a two-year program. A candidate’s community, academic, other extracurricular, and leadership activities will be considered. The application deadline for this program is in mid-January. For more information, please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 and schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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Rhodes Scholars are appointed for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. In addition, each Scholar receives a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel. Rhodes Scholars will be judged by four standards, including literary and scholastic attainments; energy to use one's talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports; truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; and moral force of character and instincts to lead and to take an interest in one's fellow beings. The campus deadline is in early April. Please complete a Merit Awards Profile if you are interested in this scholarship. A university nomination, in addition to close interaction with the Office of Merit Awards during the Rhodes application process, is required to apply for this scholarship. For more information, please contact the Office of Merit Awards by phone at 202-885-1854 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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The Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Roothbert Fund Scholarships are small (averaging $2000 -$3000) and are meant to be supplementary. The selection process for this scholarship includes an in-person interview in New York City, Washington, DC, New Haven, and Philadelphia. The Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. Preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education. The Roothbert Fund only provides Scholarship Grants to applicants whose current or permanent address is located in one of the following states (or applicants planning to move to one of these states prior to March 1st): Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina. For more information and to obtain an application form, please contact the Roothbert Fund between November 1 and January 31 by phone at 212-870-3116 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a one year public service project anywhere in the world to a graduating senior before they enter graduate school or the professional world. $5,000 is awarded at the beginning of the project and the remaining $5,000 is awarded upon receipt of a six month progress report. To apply, please develop a proposal for public service in this country or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good and can be undertaken by yourself alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations. The application deadline for this award is in early January. For more information on eligibility, please see the scholarship website.

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Sertoma offers two types of $1,000 scholarships to assist with tuition, books, and supplies. The Sertoma Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship is available for undergraduate students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss. Applicants must be accepted as entering or continuing, full-time undergraduate students at a college or university in the United States during the upcoming school year. Applicants must be enrolled in classes leading to a four-year bachelor's degree in any discipline. This scholarship has an application deadline of early May. The Sertoma Communicative Disorders Scholarship is available for students pursuing advanced degrees in audiology or speech-language pathology. This scholarship has an application deadline of late March. For more detailed eligibility information, please visit the scholarship website.

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The Soros Justice Media Fellowships support writers, print and broadcast journalists, bloggers, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinct voices proposing to complete media projects for local, regional and national markets that engage the public and provoke policy responses to one or more of the Open Society Institute‰s U.S. criminal justice priorities. The fellowship program intends to support individuals interested in pursuing important but marginalized, controversial, or unpopular issues in a comprehensive manner. Media fellowships are one year in duration, and fellows are expected to make their projects the primary focus of their work during the term of the fellowship. Projects can begin in either April or September. Photography projects (production or distribution) are not eligible for funding. Eligible candidates must be professional journalists working in print, photography, radio, and television with at least three years of experience. The application deadline for this fellowship is in early November. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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The Swann Foundation seeks to award one fellowship annually (with a stipend of up to $15,000) to assist the fellow in his/her ongoing scholarly research and writing projects in the field of caricature and cartoon. In lieu of one fellowship, the board has made smaller awards to several recipients in recent years due to the number, nature, and quality of fellowship applications. Since the Fund encourages research in a variety of academic disciplines, there is no restriction upon the university department in which this work is being done, provided the subject pertains to caricature or cartoon art. This fellowship has an application deadline of mid February. For further information on eligibility requirements, please visit the program website or e-mail [email protected].

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Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) is a nonpartisan budget watchdog and independent voice for American taxpayers. TCS is looking for currently enrolled and recently graduated college students to fill full-time, paid internships and fellowships throughout the year.TCS Interns and Fellows will have the opportunity to: gain a broad perspective and first-hand experience in federal policy-making in Congress and the Executive Branch, media campaigns, and grassroots organizing; develop their skills in writing, policy analysis, critical-thinking, and political awareness; and work closely with TCS' professional staff to assume real responsibility in a fast-paced environment on Capitol Hill. TCS Interns and Fellows may apply to work in one or more of the following areas: National Security, Transportation & Infrastructure Policy, Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Policy, or Organization Development. Candidates from all academic disciplines will be considered as long as they have a demonstrated interest in public policy, activism, or one of the areas mentioned above. Candidates interested in working with the Communications Department must have some journalism or writing experience. For further information on deadlines and requirements, please visit the program website.

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Teach For America is an organization which recruits and funds a diverse group of leaders with a record of achievement who work to expand educational opportunity, starting by teaching for two years in a low-income community. Applicants from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and regional, subject, and grade-level preferences have no bearing on admission decisions. For further information on deadlines and requirements, please visit the program website.

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